|Review:||Gabriella Hunter says:|
Hey there, its Gabbie here with your requested review and since we've never spoken before, its lovely to meet you.
So, this is probably the second time today that someone has made me cry like a baby. I mean, this is precisely why I avoid writing about Fred's funeral/death because I'm far too emotional. And plus, there are so many feels...
Anyhoo, so Charlie! I have never read a story with him as a main character before! There was so much that we didn't know about him in the HP books and I always said that was such a shame. I was always curious about him and I think you've built his character up really well, adding in little traits here and there that make him seem as if I knew him already. The fact that he's more sensitive than he appears is a good break from him being the tough, unbreakable older brother. I really like that. What saddened me most was that he was blaming himself for Fred's death, I just couldnt' wrap my head around that because I knew that he had to be hurting far too much for me to even understand. I thought you did wonderfully on that too and I loved the bond that you showed us with Bill, I'd always figured that they were close and I liked to see them connecting.
I wish that Charlie had had time to tell him what was really bothering him though but then, there were other things happening. Like Fred's funeral! D':
I've read so many versions of his funeral, his family's reactions and none of them have focused solely on one character this way. The funeral itself isn't described in great detail and you leave us focusing on Charlie and I thought that was a really good move. I want to know more about what's going on in his mind and I really hope he'll be all right so thanks for leaving that rather tense ending. Just makes me want to read on! :D
So, I have no CC's for this, it was a smooth, wonderfully angsty ride. Please keep it up!
Much love and thanks for the great read,
Author's Response: Hi there Gabbie! It's nice to meet you, too! Thank you SO much for reading and reviewing this for me; and for doing it so quickly!!
Oh no! I'm sorry; I didn't mean to make you cry!! If I'd known you avoid reading about Fred's death, I'd have warned you or something! :( I know exactly what you mean, though, I get really overly emotional at fics like this, too. But I promise, this is the only chapter that's like this!!
You know, I've never read a story with Charlie as the main character before, either (at least, not that I remember). I really felt it was time for a good Charlie/OC novel! :P I'm glad you feel that I've built his character up well!! And yes, I thought it was fitting for someone who works with dragons to be a little sensitive. :P
I'm glad you think I did a good job with the grief, as well as Charlie's connection with Bill! Don't worry, Charlie will eventually get to express what's been going on with him! (Oh no, please don't cry! :( *hugs*)
I was concerned about leaving out too much information about Fred's funeral, but I'm glad to see that it paid off. My intention with that was, of course, to focus in on Charlie. And he'll be all right; I promise!!
Yay for no CC's! :P I'll definitely keep it up!
Thank you SO much for your amazing and thoughtful review!!